The cranes come to Izumi in Kagoshima prefecture to pass the winter from mid Ooctober to March. About 10 thousand NABEDURU, 3 thousand MANADURU, and few KURODURU, ANEHADURU, KANADADURU, SODEGURODURU come here every winter.
We usually stayed in TURUMITEI, a little inn just around the feeding area and slept and woke up with the chattering and croaking of cranes. Many who love bird watching stay at this inn. One time I met a young man from Germany.